Friday, 29 April 2011

Have a problem of cosmetics drying out??? See wat you can do to revive ur makeup.



When u have a lot of makeup or when u dont use makeup too much, often it happens that when u take out some product from ur collection which had been ignored for a while, its dried out! And I know for people like me who love every bit of their collection its really hard to say good bye to any makeup products. So today I thought i'll give away  some tips on how to save some of your makeup items from dieing out on you.


Lipstick & Lipliners:

So the lipsticks are the first products to dry up and when u try to apply them they drag on the lips and give a very patchy application. I tried many things but found out that the most effective is that before applying a dry lipstick or lipliner apply some vaseline or lip balm to ur lips it will give a smoother application and just blend in with ur finger.


Gel Eyeliners & Eye Pencils:
I have not been able to find a good way to revive a liquid eyeliner cuz it wudnt be safe to apply on ur lids because of the risk of eye infections or irritation, so I suggest that you just buy a new one...or just try using the Gel Eyliners. The gel eyeliners also dry up but they are really easily revived. Just put your little pot of gel eyeliner near/under a lamp/light and the product will soften and makes the application smoother. Same goes for the Eyeliner Pencils they will glide on ur eyes. But this procedure isn't permanent so u'll have to do it each time you are applying makeup....but that shudn't be a prob cuz every one has a light/lamp near their vanity table!


Mascaras:
I tried a couple of tricks for the mascaras as well but nothing seems safe cuz mascaras get contaminated with bacteria quite quickly. Adding water or oil is a bad idea cuz water wont mix and cause contamination and oil wont let the mascara to stick to the lashes. So dont use the mascara if its over 2-3 months old, go out and get a new one.
But if ur mascara was new and u didn't close the lid tightly causing it to dry out too soon then just close the lid very tightly and place the mascara in hot water for a long time, that will soften the product. But be careful if its irritating ur eyes then just throw it out and dont risk eye infections.

Another useful tip for Mascaras is that; dont open too many mascara tubes at a time. You can always keep ur back ups but just open a single mascara at a time and always remember to close the lid properly after each use to keep it soft and applicable for longer.





Affordable Dupe For YSL (Yves Saint Laurent ) Touche Eclat Radiant Touch Highlighting Pen



So everyone knows about the famous Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) Touche Eclat Radiant Touch Highlighting Pen. Its the world-famous, take-anywhere pen-brush is perfect for highlighting and refreshing make-up. Yves Saint Laurent's Touche Eclat has tiny light particles and mineral extracts to create a healthy, natural glow - light, luminosity and radiance at the click of a button. Use to add a radiant touch of light or banish shadows and signs of fatigue from the eye area, the hollow of the chin, the contour of the lips and the sides of the nose. All of your best feature's will be highlighted!

The company claims that it gives:
  • Eight Hours of Sleep in a magic wand
  • Banishes shadows and tired-looking eyes by adding light and creating an instant lift to the eye area.
  • With a few strategically placed strokes of Touche Eclat, the complexion immediately looks rested, rejuvenated, and radiant.
  • Creates fuller looking lips when used in the hollow of the chin and around the contour of the lips.
  • Ideal for anyone who wants instant radiance, luminosity, and lift!
You just apply it on bare skin or over make-up, then blend with the fingertips for instant radiance and freshness.It is said to be suitable for all skin types.


But I don't want to buy a magic wand worth £24.50 ( Price at Boots) !!!!! its too darn expensive so I went out searching for the best dupe and recently one of my friends told me about this great product getting famous for being the best DUPE for the YSL Touche Eclat, and its called the LACURA Beauty Concealer Pen. This is a German Brand and is available exclusively at Aldi ( Superstore ) in the UK.


This concealer comes in several different shades perfect for any skin type and color. And I have to say when I tried it I was amazed by the results. It looks alot like YSL Touche Eclat and applies like it as well. The consistency is really smooth and it gives and excellent coverage and guess what guys! it only retails for £3. 59 at Aldi.


Its also available on ebay with this seller http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Lacura-Concealer-Pen-AMBER-Darker-Complexions-BNIB and couple of other sellers so go and check it out cuz this item is a must have. A perfect dupe for YSL Touche Eclat in less than HALF PRICE!! and I must say that it does give YSL a good run for its money.

The description of Lacura Beauty Concealer Pen :
With the light-reflecting micro-pigments of the Lacura® Concealer Pen shadows, lines and fine wrinkles around the eyes are concealed, pigment disorders are covered and surface irregularities of the skin are balanced out. The complexion looks smoother and more radiant. The special "NMF" - Natural Moisurising Factor active agent complex, based on high quality ingredients like amino acid, urea and alantonin, reduces dark shadows around the eyes and keeps the sensitive skin in the eye area soft and supple and stops it from drying out. The product is long-lasting , smudge-proof and suitable for all skin types. The soft brush applicator enables a very precise application and the ideal amount can be released with the push button applicator.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Simple Neutral Day Time Look Tutorial



Face:
No.7 Quick Cover Blemish Stick concealer
L'Oreal True Match Foundation
Kryolan Translucent loose face powder
Elf Cool bronzer Bronzer
Elf Blush "Mellow Mauve"
Elf All over color stick in "Persimmon"

Eyes:
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Sleek i-Divine "Storm" Palette
George Black Khol pencil
Bourjois Felt tip Eyeliner
L'Oreal Double Extension Mascara

Lips:
Rimmel 1000 kisses Stayon Lipliner Pencil in "Wine"
Revlon Lipstick in "Iced Amethyst"